Answered By: Kailah Neal
Last Updated: Jul 06, 2016     Views: 132

A peer-reviewed journal is a periodical where all of the articles are critically analyzed by experts in that discipline before being accepted for publication. Other characteristics of a peer-reviewed journal (also referred to as Scholarly, Academic, or Refereed), are that it contains original research by experts in a field, written for other experts or students, and cites previous research extensively inside the text, in footnotes or endnotes, and in a bibliography at the end.

To find peer-reviewed articles, visit the library homepage at Next, type your search into the box provided and click Search. On the next page you can narrow your results by checking the box next to "Peer-reviewed".